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Brit Pop | Garage Rock
Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Etc.

Kris "The Govn'r" Kertgen Guitar, vocals, Chief Instigator
Dave "Steve Davidson" Stevenson Bass, vocals, Voice-of-Reason
Herb "the Smooth Herbinator" Goeswich Drums, Rabble Rouser
Kelly "Go-Go" McCarthy Percussion, Back-up Vocals, Hubba-Hubba !!

Kris, Steve, and Herb initially started playing together as the hard drivin' backbone of The Imports back in 1997. After several years and many successful gigs, The Imports called it quits and decided to pursue other interests. In 2002 Kris approached Steve and Herb with the mad idea of forming a band that would play some of the Import's old numbers plus a bunch of new tunes with a focus on fast and loud Garage and Beat Rock and Roll from the 60's. After about a year of tearing it up, the boys enlisted the charming Elaine Benson to add percussion, back-up vocals, and a little boom-chick-a-boom-boom-boom !! Elaine has since moved on, choosing to trade her maraca for a baby rattle. Her departure left the three remaining Dukes alone to continue to wage war against dull, done-to-death "Classic" Rock, Rap, and all the other CRAP you hear on the radio. A war which continues to this day! In fact, one might say that the Dukes are on a mission to bring back real Rock and Roll: short, fast, kickin' songs with actual melodies! Towards this end the Dukes of Wellington have reinforced their ranks by adding the vivacious Kelly McCarthy and are now poised to make their next move. Their objective is two fold: Today your Love! Tomorrow the World !!

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Friday June 18th, 9PM
Tracy's Tavern
401 55th St.
Clarendon Hills
('bout a half mile west of route 83)